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Why Don’t Humans Have as Much Hair as Other Primates? hairy bodies human ape


Human body hair, once thought to be an evolutionary relic, has a real job to do.

The aquatic-ape hypothesis suggests that six million to eight million years ago apelike ancestors of modern humans had a semiaquatic lifestyle.

We are the naked apes of the world, having shed most of our body hair long ago.